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Sony Reader PRS-T2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 514 reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the reliability and price are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Reader PRS-T2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader (PRS-T2/BC). Schwarz: Leichter E-Book Reader mit IR Touchscreen, W-LAN, integrierten E-Book. Größe: 110 x 173 x 9,1 mmSony Reader (PRS-T2/BC). Schwarz: Leichter E-Book Reader mit IR Touchscreen, W-LAN, integrierten E-Book. Größe: 110 x 173 x 9,1 mm

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The screen and performance also get good opinions.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS-T2 6" Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader w/E-Ink Technology, Built-in Wi-Fi & microSD Card Slot (Black)Sony PRS-T2 6" Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader w/E-Ink Technology, Built-in Wi-Fi & microSD Card Slot (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PRS-T2

 

Sony's latest eReader doesn't quite snuff out the Kindle Paperwhite.

Slim and light, Good PDF-friendly touch zooming

No integrated light, Lower-res screen than rivals, Relatively expensive

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Mary-Ann Russon (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

The PRS-T2 looks a lot like the T1, but the difference lies in the buttons on the front of the devices, which are much more aesthetically pleasing and easier to identify (if you're the sort of person who responds best to pictogram-style symbols). The...

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 offers a greatly improved menu and apps over its predecessor. The Reader Store integration is a bit fiddly, and the selection of books can't match Amazon. The biggest problem, however, is the high price considering the lack of a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

Sony's latest Reader is well designed, but it can't compete with newer backlit models

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

 

It's hard to recommend a product that costs more and offers less, but if you like physical buttons, don't need a light-up screen, or want extra storage (microSD), Sony's reader is a decent option.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

 

The PRS-T2 is a slightly refined version of last year's Reader. There aren't many changes to report, but the new Reader remains a solid choice nonetheless.

Note-taking capabilitiesDual-touch zoomingExpandable memory

Some awkward design elementsImage ghostingNo more audio playback, Google Book access

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2: An incremental upgrade

 

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over the Kindle or Nook.

The ; is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your local library. It...

At $129, the PRS-T2 costs $10 more than competing models that have an integrated light. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as Amazon's or B&N's, and the Sony Reader app isn't currently available on the iPhone and iPad.

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

It's one of those great footnotes of tech history: the first-gen Amazon Kindle, introduced in November 2007 , is really a me-too device. It hit the market more than a year after the Sony PRS-500 -- which also wasn't the first e-book reader available,...

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your...

At $129, the PRS-T2 costs $10 more than competing models that have an integrated light. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as Amazon's or B&N's, and the Sony Reader app isn't currently available on the iPhone and iPad.

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a nicely upgraded ebook reader that still costs too much for what you get. And without a backlight, it's virtually a non-starter.

Svelte design. Crisp font choices. Memory card slot. Stylus helps with note-taking and underlining.

Expensive compared with the competition. No backlight or edge lighting. Sony Reader Store still needs work. Nowhere to store stylus.

Reader Store, Other Features, and Conclusions For shopping and downloading books, you get built-in Wi-Fi; there's no 3G option. Sony's Reader Store still trails what Amazon and Barnes & Noble offer. It's not terrible by any means, but it offers nowhere...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Roberto Baldwin (wired.com)

Review: Sony Reader (PRS-T2)

 

In the war for e-reader marketshare, Sony isn't about to surrender quietly. Unfortunately, the company's new e-ink device isn't much of a weapon.

Crisp, high-contrast screen. Excellent library integration. Use USB and microSD to side-load ePubs, PDFs, and text documents. Battery lasts forever (around two months)

E-ink artifacts are ugly and persistent. No lighting options, so you’ll need a case or clip-on accessory. Suffers from ecosystem envy. Wi-Fi only. Evernote integration is confusing for newbie note-takers

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

An ebook reader for the note-taking set

Fast, response performance ; Evernote compatibility ; Thin and light

Evernote integration is really clunky ; Display already feels outdated ; Bottom-located power button

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Red / White

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Colour :No / Yes
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Pearl
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Rotating: No

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:ePub, PDF, TXT / PDF, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported: No

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:1.3 / 2
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory capacity (e-books):1200

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out: No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1440 / 1460
Battery recharge time:2
Battery voltage:3.7

Software

Operating system installed:Android

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 250
Minimum processor:1GHz / 800 MHz / Intel Celeron 800MHz, PowerPC G3, G4, G5 / Intel Celeron, 800 MHz
Minimum RAM:128 / 512
Windows operating systems supported:IBM PC, Pentium

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes
Rotating: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.1
Height :17.3
Weight:164
Width:11